conclavist

noun con·clav·ist \-və̇st\

Definition of conclavist

plural

-s

  1. :  an individual (as an ecclesiastical secretary or a lay servant) who attends a cardinal in a conclave cardinals who are ill or infirm may have two conclavists — Arnaldo Cortesi

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Origin and Etymology of conclavist

Italian conclavista, from conclave (from Medieval Latin) + -ista -ist


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